Steve Carson, 59, of O'Fallon, Ill., born Feb. 22, 1952, in Belleville, Ill., died unexpectedly, Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, Ill.
Mr. Carson was a concrete finisher and member of the Cement Masons Local 90 for 35 years. Steve was an extreme Chevy and Harley Davidson enthusiast and loved NASCAR, stock cars, and restoring cars with his brother, Rick, his dad, Ken and anyone that was willing to help. He also loved car shows, winning many awards for his vehicles and going to the various swap meets scouting out that specific automobile part or trim piece. Steve was, along with his father and brother, one of the founding members of the Carson Racing Club. Steve also proudly served his country for six years in the Army 892nd Transportation Company.
Surviving are his wife, Kim, nee Stephens,-Carson; his parents, Kenneth and Viola, nee Bova, Carson, all of O'Fallon, Ill.; children, Shawn (Mark) Boles of Oakville, Mo., Jessie Carson of O'Fallon, Ill., Devin Bernard of Belleville, Ill., and Ashlie Klopper of O'Fallon, Ill.; a brother, Rick (Beth) Carson of O'Fallon, Ill.; two sisters, Jane (Joseph) Hogg and Kay (Roger) Ahrens, both of Lebanon, Ill.; grandchildren, Taylor, Garret and Mason Boles, all of Oakville, Mo., Jackie and Carter Carson, both of Mississippi, and Sophia Bernard of Belleville, Ill.; mother-in-law, Marcella Ehret of O'Fallon, Ill.; a brother-in-law, Kirk (Beth) Stephens of Panama City Beach, Fla.; sister-in-law, Kris (John) Langdon of Troy, Ill.; nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and many dear and special friends too numerous to mention.
Memorials in honor of Steve may be made to the Children's Miracle Network. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.schildknechtfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at Schildknecht Funeral Home in O'Fallon, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at the funeral home. Burial will be held Friday, Oct. 28, 2011, at O'Fallon City Cemetery, O'Fallon, Ill.
SCHILDKNECHT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, O'Fallon, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat from Oct. 26 to Oct. 27, 2011